Loci Orthopaedics and the InDx device originated from the BioInnovate program, a structured medical device innovation program in Ireland with proven outcomes. Loci Orthopaedics is based at the Business Innovation Centre in the National University of Ireland Galway.
Mr Gerry Clarke Co Founder / CTO
BSC MBA MSC
Gerry has worked consistently in medical devices and diagnostics since the late 1970s, spending ten years in the USA industry sector during that time. He has had a number of increasingly responsible technical roles within Technicon, Sherwood Medical and C.R. Bard/Medtronic, most recently that of senior engineering manager within R&D at Medtronic.
His expertise lies in process development, new technology investigation and product design methodologies. He has several patents and trade secrets to his credit and has been charged with IP development at leadership level. A believer in team synergy, he is passionate about innovation that occurs at the boundaries of diverse disciplines.
Gerry was a BioInnovate Ireland Fellow 2014, during which he further developed his skills at identifying unmet clinical needs and finding solutions through the application of experience and good engineering practice.
John has over 30 years experience in the medical device industry and is one of the most experienced medical device leaders in Ireland. He ran Medtronic’s cardiovascular business in Galway for 15 years and was the founder and CEO of MedNova Ltd. MedNova pioneered embolic protection for endovascular treatment of carotid artery disease and gained worldwide approval for its products. John serves as Chairman of Vistamed Limited and Cambus Teoranta, and he served as Non-Executive Director of IDA Ireland from 1995 to 2000. He was a founder of Croi, the West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation, a voluntary organization to support the fight against heart disease and stroke. John was most recently co-founder and Chariman of Neuravi, a cerebral embolectomy company recently acquired by Johnson&Johnson Ltd.
Dr. Anton Clifford
Anton brings extensive experience in company development, product creation, commercialization and customer relationship management. Uniquely suited to Loci Orthopaedics mission, Anton’s experience of bringing a novel orthopedics product from concept, through US regulatory approval, and into a pivotal US-based clinical trial, will be directly applicable to our future here at Loci. His in-depth technical knowledge will complete an outstanding combination of clinical and commercial acumen that is directly applicable to Loci Orthopaedics. Anton is co-founder and CEO of MoxiMed, an orthopaedics medical device company. He has been a key member of the MoxiMed team that has brought a product from concept to clinical use.
Ms. Gillian Buckley
Gillian has over 25 years’ experience in investing, managing and advising SMEs across a broad range of sectors. She brought the WDC Investment Fund from its concept to reality, negotiating both the original €32m exchequer allocation with the Irish Government and the legislative framework for its operation. Gillian devised the evergreen strategy which has allowed the Fund to become self-financing since 2010 and she has overseen the investment of over €58m in almost 200 SME, community and micro-enterprises across a wide range of sectors. She is also a director of the Irish Venture Capital Association and a member of the European Venture Capital Association. She is a Chartered Director and a member of the Institute of Directors.